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China's forest products foreign trade reaches $138b
The combined export and import value of Chinese forest products like wood and bamboo climbed to $138 billion last year, the state forestry administration (SFA) said on Wednesday.
The figure represented growth of 9.5 percent from 2013. Total output of the forestry industry reached 5.26 trillion yuan ($858 billion) in 2014, up 11.1 percent.
Of the total, wood and bamboo products along with commercial forest planting each contributed more than 1 trillion yuan.
China supports development of forestry tourism and recreational industries, biopharmaceuticals, flower and seedling trees planting, said Zhang Jianlong, deputy head of the SFA.